If there's a family history of cancer someone has to care enough to become educated enough about any hereditary cancer risks and then have the courage to speak up and share that knowledge with the family. Sounds simple, but it’s not. In fact, talking about cancer, and specifically about a history of cancer in the family, can be so difficult for some people.
Talking openly about health history with your family is important. Documenting that information, especially if there is a family history of cancer, can be life-saving.
As part of my hereditary cancer awareness and prevention advocacy, I have a free Family Health/Cancer History Pedigree PDF that you can download by clicking on the link or the image above. I created it so you can get the conversation started with your family.
Discussing cancer, while not always easy, will not kill you or your relatives. However, to be bluntly honest, ignoring a cancer risk to you or a loved one can.You can find more hereditary cancer information created by me at: www.MARKiX.net/BRCA2